Video: Late night with Herman Cain

posted at 3:00 pm on October 1, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Herman Cain has never been known to be shy about what he thinks. Last night on the Tonight Show, Cain told host Jay Leno exactly what he thought of each of his fellow competitors — in as few words as possible.

“You know this is going to get me in trouble,” Cain laughed, before saying Rick Santorum is “stressed,” calling Ron Paul a “grumpy old man” and reducing Mitt Romney to “good hair.”

Other candidates fared better: Rick Perry scored a “good governor,” Newt Gingrich earned the high praise of “brilliant” and Michele Bachmann merited “very nice lady.”

About Jon Huntsman, Cain could think of nothing to say except, “He wears ties just like Mr. Cain.” Looks like Huntsman isn’t particularly memorable even to his rivals.

Cain also again responded to Sarah Palin’s comments earlier this week, playing up his magnanimity toward her.

“I’m going to forgive her, doesn’t know that only my enemies call me Herb,” Cain said. “I’m going to forgive her this time.”

And that flavor-of-the-week remark? Cain said, if he is a flavor, it’s Haagen-Dazs black walnut — substantive.

“It lasts longer than a week,” he said.

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The more I hear, the more I like…I’m jumping off the Perry wagon to the Cain wagon.

MechEng5by5 on October 2, 2011 at 11:47 PM

I like Herman but he has 2 strike against him:

1. Never been elected to public office.

NickDeringer on October 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I don’t want to come off as attacking you here. But I’m interested in making a point about your comment here.


It shouldn’t be. There is no reason why a man like Cain, with a plethora of executive experience in the business world, cannot be a successful POTUS.
NO REASON whatsoever.
The myth you are propagating is bull$hit.

Badger40 on October 3, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Like Herman Cain ever since he announced he was running.

It makes me nervous every time I see one of republican candidates on the Jay Leno show though. He’s a big lib and is dying to get his ‘gotcha’ moment. They have to be careful with this guy, but I think Cain did fine.

Republicans need to keep Reagan’s “11 Commandment” in mind though and anytime these MSM and Lib types try to get them to comment on the other ‘candidates’ they should make it extremely clear that the only candidate they are concerned with beating is Obambi and then start digging in to specific reasons why…

Would probably make their heads explode if all the candidates started doing this…

RedbonePro on October 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM